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Item 76532

Title: Introduction of Portlanders seeking work in Louisiana, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1864

Location: Portland; New Orleans

Media: Ink on paper

Item 34725

Title: Norlands Library, Livermore, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Livermore

Media: Cyanotype print on cotton

Item 60517

Title: Sardine Factory B, Lubec, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society

Date: circa 1915

Location: Lubec

Media: Unused divided back photographic postcard

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John Merrill and son, Edwin, Leeds, 1860

John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

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Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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Preble House, Portland, ca. 1920

Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.

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Lanes Store Postcard

Leeds Historical Society

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Site

Portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1881

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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Champlain's map of Saco Bay and the Saco River, 1605

Biddeford History & Heritage Project

Highlights of Biddeford history presented by McArthur Public Library, Biddeford Historical Society, and Biddeford High School’s Project ASPIRE class. The site explores shipbuilding, the Civil War homefront, women’s clubs, influential residents, and some of the city’s famous artists and inventors.